Tech Corner: Why You Should Be Using Cybersecurity and Antivirus Software Like Bitdefender

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Why You Should Be Using Cybersecurity and Antivirus Software Like Bitdefender

by Joanne Troppello

During the first half of 2019, approximately 4.1 billion online records were exposed to hackers through data breaches. If you’re like the average American, you are doing more and more shopping online.

The global market of online shopping is estimated to increase to 4 trillion by the end of 2020. Online shopping in the US is expected to rise to 300 million shoppers by 2023.

In my household, we have used different antivirus and anti-malware software for our laptops and PCs through the years like McAfee and Norton.

However, a few years ago, we started using the Bitdefender software for our laptops, PCs, cell phones, tablets, Xbox, and SimpliSafe system. We love this software and service. It’s been the best.

Benefits of Using Cybersecurity and Antivirus Software

With the right software, you can effectively protect all your devices from cybersecurity threats. Consider some of the protections you can receive from software like Bitdefender.

1. Anti-Ransomware Protection

Imagine having your laptop infected with malware. This type of malicious attack can encrypt accessibility and prevent you from accessing valuable files such as family photos or important home documents.

When your devices are infected with malware, the hacker basically demands that you pay ransom to have your files released to you.

One reason I feel that my devices are safer with Bitdefender software, is that they provide instantaneous protection from such malicious attacks. Their software is effective in identifying all types of new ransomware that is being used globally.

2. Firewall Security

Every time you access the internet on any of your devices, you are at risk of attacks from malicious applications which can connect to your internet—and steal your personal information like passwords etc.

With the right firewall, you can rest assured that you have an additional protection layer to block any of those potential attacks. Keep your personal data safe from hackers.

I like the Bitdefender firewall since it has been recently updated for a more user-friendly design. Users can easily manage and assign application rules to best protect their information and devices.

3. Optimized Wi-Fi Security

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Did you know that you and your devices are even more vulnerable when you access Wi-Fi hotspots at the local café, shopping malls, hotels, airports, parks etc.? Do you know that your devices are safe?

If you can’t be sure, you need to start using the right cybersecurity software that has an optimized Wi-Fi security advisor. This advisor will effectively scan any networks that you connect to and identify any security issues that could potentially put your devices at risk of a cyber-attack.

The right security advisor would then recommend the optimized actions to ensure maximum protection and privacy for your devices.

4. Encrypted VPN

We also use the premium VPN (virtual private network) from Bitdefender to ensure that our devices our connected to the internet with an “encrypted and secure tunnel”.

Every time we activate the VPN on our mobile phones, laptops, or other devices—and connect to unsecured wireless networks—we know that our online activity is private and protected.

Feel better that your personal data, files, and passwords are secured wherever you go. A VPN is also effective if you want to hide your IP address or access normally restricted content, whether at home or traveling abroad.

5. Defense Against Advanced Threats

Make sure that the cybersecurity software you use is designed to protect your devices against advanced threats.

Bitdefender uses an “innovative proactive detection technology that uses advanced heuristic methods”. This enables optimized detection of ransomware attacking your devices and any other real-time cyber security threats.

Protect Your Devices Today from Cyber Security Threats

Do your due diligence and research which cybersecurity and antivirus software are best for your devices. Make sure that you start using the right one to protect your family’s connected devices from hackers.

Are you using any cybersecurity and antivirus software?


About the Author

Joanne Troppello Publisher at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.

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